The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
HUMAN GENE-EDITING INITIATIVE

Related Studies and Convening Activities

Learn about other ongoing Academies studies and activities involving genetic research:

 

Academies Reports on Genetic Research

The Academies have issued a number of reports and publications related to genetic research:

 

About This Initiative

Powerful new gene-editing technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas9, hold great promise for advancing science and treating disease, but they also raise concerns and present complex challenges, particularly because of their potential to be used to make genetic changes that could be passed on to future generations, thereby modifying the human germline.

The National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine's human gene-editing initiative will provide researchers, clinicians, policymakers, and societies around the world with a comprehensive understanding of human gene editing to help inform decision making about this research and its application.

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